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26th November, 2014 - 2:06 pm
europe_countries

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The European Commission has today announced a new £250 billion (€315bn) plan to improve its infrastructure, which is designed to make the continent more attractive for investment, remove regulatory bottlenecks and “get Europe growing again” by funding improvements in broadband networks, transport, education, research and innovation.

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26th November, 2014 - 1:21 pm
labour political party uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

A Digital Government Review conducted for the British Labour party, which was commissioned by Chi Onwurah MP but claims to be independent, has called for a future Labour Government to consider implementing a Universal Service Obligation (USO) for Internet access (potentially applying to both fixed line and mobile operators).

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26th November, 2014 - 12:00 pm
broadband farming uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has put their weight behind the Government’s proposal to tackle partial mobile not-spots across the United Kingdom by requiring major mobile network operators to adopt a controversial national roaming policy, which some fear could also stifle future investment.

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26th November, 2014 - 10:36 am
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 13 Comments

In case you hadn’t realised it, the Black Friday Sales phenomenon has over the past few years been imported from the USA and is now hitting UK shores. Naturally ISPs are getting in on the action and so BT has put their Totally Unlimited Broadband (ADSL2+ and FTTC / BTInfinity) packages on a special discount.

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26th November, 2014 - 10:06 am
its_technology_group

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

The IT services provider and fibre optic builder, ITS Technology, has gobbled yet another Internet provider and this time it’s Wales focused fixed wireless broadband ISP Xwavia, which serves a number of remote rural communities (e.g. Conwy) with superfast Internet speeds.

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26th November, 2014 - 9:37 am
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Mobile operator EE has teamed up with the Radio 1 DJs and YouTubers Dan and Phil to offer customers a special “No strings, No contract” 4G Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) SIM that comes with 100GB (GigaBytes) of free Mobile Broadband data for use each month, although naturally there is a catch or two.

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26th November, 2014 - 8:50 am
fuel_broadband_uk_isp_logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Budget ISP Fuel Broadband (formerly Primus Saver) has announced the launch of a new promotion that offers one full year’s worth of free unlimited broadband (up to 16Mbps) to customers who also bundle in their phone line rental for £15 per month.

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26th November, 2014 - 8:27 am
shirenewton_community_fttp

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Residents of a well sized rural village in Monmouthshire (Wales) called Shirenewton could soon be able to benefit from a superfast fibre optic connection via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, which is being rolled out by Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet.

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26th November, 2014 - 7:28 am
lycamobile_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Mobile operator Lycamobile UK appears to have become a serial offender after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned, for a third time no less, a “misleading” promotion on their website that claimed to offer “UNLIMITED DATA NOW WITH 4G” when in fact the data usage was effectively capped to just 5GB (GigaBytes).

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25th November, 2014 - 5:46 pm
hit_head_here

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

It’s probably fair to say that most politicians can be a bit naïve when it comes to matters that require an understanding of ISPs and Internet communications. Sadly this also appears to be true of today’s report from the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee that effectively accused ISPs of failing to help stop the murder Fusilier Lee Rigby by not handing over key communications data.

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25th November, 2014 - 9:15 am
rural_bt_fttc_street_cabinet_oxfordshire_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 33 Comments

Attempts to secure information about the take-up of BTOpenreach’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services and related claw-back provisions under the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme are often futile (we’ve tried asking BT, BDUK and many councils without success), yet a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request has managed to secure related information.. albeit only for Wales.

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24th November, 2014 - 12:55 pm
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 40 Comments

Last week the owner of mobile operator O2 UK, Telefonica, tentatively floated the prospect of putting the FOR SALE sign up (here) and today BT has confirmed to the Spanish press that they’re already in preliminary talks about a possible purchase or merger. In addition, EE’s shareholders are said to have also approached BT for talks.

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24th November, 2014 - 12:19 pm
internet snooping uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 20 Comments

The Government’s forthcoming Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill (CTSB) will this week introduce a number of new measures including a provision to help the security services identify suspects via a computer or mobile device’s individual Internet Protocol (IP) address. But what does this actually mean for broadband ISPs and their customers?

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24th November, 2014 - 8:09 am
network cable connector

Author: Mark Jackson | 25 Comments

The UK Competitive Telecommunications Association, which aims to foster a more competitive fixed telecommunications market and counts most of BT’s major rivals among its ranks (e.g. Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Sky Broadband etc.), has called on Ofcom to improve competition by among other things opening up BT’s passive infrastructure to all providers and launching another market review; although one is already underway.

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